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  • Nepal - Bird flu outbreak on 2 poultry farms in Kathmandu, tests pending on 2 symptomatic people - May 26, 2018

    Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathma...-in-kathmandu/

    Bird flu outbreak in Kathmandu
    Published: May 26, 2018 9:10 am On: Kathmandu
    Himalayan News Service

    Kathmandu, May 25

    H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as bird flu, has been detected in two farms in the capital.

    The virus was detected in farms belonging to Hira Tamang at Dharmasthali in Tarkeshwor Municipality and Shanti Tamang at Lambagar of the same municipality. After the bird flu was detected and confirmed in ducks, the authorities culled 5,451 ducks and 180 hens, besides destroying 3,720 eggs of ducks. Up to 250 kg feed was also destroyed. “We culled ducks and hens after ducks tested positive for bird flu,” said Dr Keshav Prasad Premy, joint secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives.

    According to the Chief of Epidemiology and Disease Control Division Dr Kedar Century, after the Directorate of Animal Health confirmed detection of bird flu it asked EDCD to send necessary manpower for assistance. “We sent our staff for investigation and they have collected throat swab of two people in the area who showed symptoms of bird flu,” added Dr Century...

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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Nepal
      Information received on 29/05/2018 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Livestock Development, NEPAL, Nepal
      Summary
      Report type Immediate notification
      Date of start of the event 20/05/2018
      Date of confirmation of the event 22/05/2018
      Report date 27/05/2018
      Date submitted to OIE 29/05/2018
      Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 10/03/2017
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      Serotype H5N1
      Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
      This event pertains to the whole country
      New outbreaks (1)
      Outbreak 1 Tarkeshwor municipality-6, Lambagar, Kathmandu, Bagmati
      Date of start of the outbreak 20/05/2018
      Outbreak status Resolved (25/05/2018)
      Epidemiological unit Backyard
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 5633 270 240 5393 0
      Affected population Ducks reared in backyard
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 5633 270 240 5393 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Birds 4.79% 4.26% 88.89% 100.00%
      *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
      Epidemiology
      Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      Epidemiological comments Ducks reared in backyard system started to show torticollis and greenish white diarrhoea and died. Dead ducks were disposed of properly. A total of 5393 ducks, 3720 eggs and 250kg feed have been destroyed and disposed by the Rapid Response Team. Stamping out operation, cleaning and disinfection, sealing of infected premises have been completed. Post operation surveillance outside the containment area is ongoing.
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Screening
      • Quarantine
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Disinfection
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
      Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
      Diagnostic test results
      Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
      Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 22/05/2018 Positive
      Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 22/05/2018 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
      ...
      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=26716
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Nepal
        Information received on 08/06/2018 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Livestock Development, NEPAL, Nepal
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Date of start of the event 20/05/2018
        Date of confirmation of the event 22/05/2018
        Report date 08/06/2018
        Date submitted to OIE 08/06/2018
        Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
        Date of previous occurrence 10/03/2017
        Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N1
        Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
        This event pertains to the whole country
        Related reports Immediate notification (27/05/2018)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (08/06/2018)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Godawari municipality, Mahadev dada, Lalitpur, Bagmati
        Date of start of the outbreak 04/06/2018
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 6000 1340 1340 4660 0
        Affected population Commercial broiler of 5 weeks old
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 6000 1340 1340 4660 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 22.33% 22.33% 100.00% 100.00%
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Epidemiological comments Commercial broiler chicken of 5 weeks old started exhibiting symptoms of dullness, off-fed dysponea, and sudden death. Dead birds were disposed of properly. A total of 4,660 commercial broiler, 75 backyard chicken and 512 kg of feed have been destroyed and disposed by the Rapid Response Team. Stamping out operation, cleaning and disinfection, sealing of infected premises have been completed. Post operation surveillance outside the containment area is ongoing. Further details will be sent in follow-up reports.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
        • Screening
        • Quarantine
        • Official destruction of animal products
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Stamping out
        • Disinfection
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 06/06/2018 Positive
        Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tripureshwor (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 06/06/2018 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=26822
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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